Recently released rapper Shyne has reportedly taken the first step in his return to the music industry by signing with Def Jam Records. According to hip-hop personality Miss Info, Shyne has returned to the label which released his 2004 "Godfather Buried Alive" album. Miss Info says that multiple sources have confirmed that Shyne signed a 7-figure deal with Def Jam.
The reported plan for the rapper is for him to work out of London, England. In related news, Shyne's former boss Diddy spoke about him. "The overall feeling at the end of the day, a lot of people have always asked questions, I've never had any problem with Shyne," Diddy explained. "I've never had any problem with him, I was looking forward to him coming home and just getting out here and letting people see what I saw. I think it was cut down too early, people never got a chance to see what I saw. The thing that bugs me out is people forget what was going on at the time, y'all was throwing so many stones at me telling me how Shyne sounded like Biggie. All the cats up here at [New York radio station Hot 97] was throwing stones at me and I was telling them, 'Nah, the kid got something special.' At the end of the day, when everybody go to jail, a lot of people jump on the bandwagon and it was beyond that to me…I never wish bad on anybody, I only wish somebody the best and I hope he gets to come back to the United States, he did his time and deserves to come back."
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